Disko Dave & The Ologist (Better Beat Bureau) Return With ‘Behind the Beats’

blame it on JES7 September 13, 2015

When it comes to immaculate, boom-bap production, Disko Dave and The Ologist are widely regarded as Virginia’s best kept secrets. Together, the two gifted producers/beat makers (along with J. Clyde) are known as the Better Beat Bureau.

A few years ago, we ran a feature on the two, which incorporated footage of the pair in studio, alongside behind-the-scenes footage. Unfortunately, we sort of parted ways due to Disko Dave’s familial obligations and being tied up with work (including making beats).

In between the three year absence, The Ologist has offered up his remix services, lending his expert MPC techniques for Chance The Rapper, as well as Miguel.

Back in August (I know, late pass), Double D, The Ologist and J. Clyde linked up with Scratch Magazine TV for a new series called Behind The Beat. As the title of the series alludes to, the three VA natives take viewers behind the scenes of some recent beat making sessions. Watch part one up top, and part two below.

And for old time’s sake, I’ve featured one of my favorite beats Disko Dave has ever done, flipping a Filipino folk/Soul record into something that would even make DJ Premier blush… “Filipremo.”